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Mar 8, 2019

Topic - Short Naps Make You Happy

Robert Fulghum, who wrote the book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, is correct, at least when it comes to naps. Studies revealed that not only do naps of thirty minutes or less boost energy levels and increase creativity, they also make you happier. In the afternoon, between one and two-thirty, our body temperature dips which is the signal for sleep. Obviously, if you try to power through this, you’re going to be cranky. If you nap for longer than an hour, you enter a period of deeper sleep which is interrupted and you wake up feeling groggy, disoriented and even sleepier than before. Naps of an hour’s length also contribute to diabetes. But, a nap of thirty minutes or less can get you through the temperature dip and reset you for an afternoon of productivity and a positive attitude. I’m hoping corporate executives offer a nap room with cots, low lights and blankets. Are you smiling?